Montell Moore recats after Brentford's Capital One Cup game against Dagenham and Redbridge
Montell Moore is eyeing his first Football League appearance after scoring on his debut in the Capital One Cup win over Dagenham and Redbridge.
Montell scored one and made two on his opening First Team appearance in East London last night.
The 18-year-old turned professional in the summer after coming through the Club’s Academy having initially joining The Bees as a seven-year-old.
He signed a Development Squad contract but has spent the first part of the 2014/15 season with the First Team group.
Montell made his debut on a crazy evening at Dagenham and set up the first two goals for Stuart Dallas.
He scored Brentford’s fifth in a 6-6 draw before The Bees won on penalties.
Montell said he felt great and hoped there was more to come.
He also paid tribute to Sporting Director Frank McParland, Manager Mark Warburton and Assistant Manager David Weir for help he has had to get to this stage.
“It felt great, hopefully there is more to come,” said Montell, speaking to Bees Player.
“I was happy to get a goal.
“I am very pleased with my night.
“I am thankful to David Weir, Frank and Mark Warburton for giving me a chance.
“They believe in me and tell me I need to believe in myself.
“I could have done a bit more but I felt I did well with a goal and a few assists.
“I have been at Brentford since I was seven.
“It would mean everything to play a league match; it is all I wanted to do.”
Brentford held the lead at 2-0, 3-1 and 4-3 in normal time and then again at 5-4 in extra time but needed a goal from Harlee Dean in the 117th minute to take the game to penalties.
Richard Lee saved two of Dagenham’s four and The Bees went through.
“It was end-to-end,” said Montell
“I thought Dagenham did well and although we didn’t play as well as we should have we kept fighting back.
“We were pleased to get through.
“When we went 2-0 up I thought we would keep going but they did well to fight back.
“It turned scrappy, turned in to a fight and we won the fight.
“We are pleased with how we did in attack, scoring six goals, but we have to be tighter and defend from the front as well.
“We don’t want six goals scored against us.”
Montell struggled with cramp towards the end.
“I haven’t had that many minutes in pre-season,” he explained.
“I have worked hard in pre-season but running in a game is different.
“You have to get up and down; there is no time to breathe.”
A full video interview with Montell Moore is available here for Bees Player subscribers.